History Creator / WilWheaton

16th Jun '18 7:35:48 AM borgjones
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Will Wheatonborn Willie Mack Wheaton Jr., July 29, 1972) is a [[OneOfUs geek]], [[http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/ blogger]], [[http://thebloggess.com/heres-a-picture-of-wil-wheaton-collating-papers/ paper collator]], and actor best known for ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and ''WebVideo/TableTop'' on Creator/GeekAndSundry's YouTube channel.

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Will Wheatonborn Wheaton (born Willie Mack Wheaton Jr., July 29, 1972) is a [[OneOfUs geek]], [[http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/ blogger]], [[http://thebloggess.com/heres-a-picture-of-wil-wheaton-collating-papers/ paper collator]], and actor best known for ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and ''WebVideo/TableTop'' on Creator/GeekAndSundry's YouTube channel.
16th Jun '18 7:35:37 AM borgjones
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Will Wheaton (July 29, 1972-) is a [[OneOfUs geek]], [[http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/ blogger]], [[http://thebloggess.com/heres-a-picture-of-wil-wheaton-collating-papers/ paper collator]], and actor best known for ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and ''WebVideo/TableTop'' on Creator/GeekAndSundry's YouTube channel.

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Will Wheatonborn Willie Mack Wheaton (July Jr., July 29, 1972-) 1972) is a [[OneOfUs geek]], [[http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/ blogger]], [[http://thebloggess.com/heres-a-picture-of-wil-wheaton-collating-papers/ paper collator]], and actor best known for ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and ''WebVideo/TableTop'' on Creator/GeekAndSundry's YouTube channel.
7th Jun '18 12:33:26 PM MrItty
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* BerserkButton: A gaming convention organizer unintentionally hit his by [[http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/2010/09/in-which-wil-goes-hulk-smash.html questioning if he had actually done anything for the gaming community]].


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** He ends nearly every episode of ''WebVideo/{{Tabletop}}'' by imploring the audience to "Play More Games!"
** He's also quite known for the simple life advice "Don't be a dick!"
14th Jan '18 10:37:56 AM costanton11
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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Quite a few of his characters are massive, insufferable jerks. He's, of course, polite, friendly and nice.
** In fact, he wrote an ESSAY on this:
--->[[http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/2010/03/hi-im-wil-wheaton-im-not-a-dick-but-i-play-one-on-tv.html "Hi, I'm Wil Wheaton. I'm not a dick, but I play one on TV..."]]


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* OneOfUs: As stated above, he's pretty much the Poster Boy.
* PlayingAgainstType: He played a rapist[=/=]{{serial killer}} on ''Series/CriminalMinds'' and a cowardly hipster-lumberjack in ''VideoGame/BrokenAge''.
* PromotedFanboy: He was a big ''Star Trek'' fan. [[CreatorBacklash Not as much as nowadays, of course, but...]]
16th Nov '17 11:14:07 AM Woodrobin
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He also did a hilarious take on KentBrockmanNews as Richard Burns on ''Radio/GTARadio'', plays [[StrawNihilist Fawkes]] on ''WebVideo/TheGuild'' and was a frequent guest on the [[WebVideo/AcquisitionsIncorporated Dungeons & Dragons podcast]] alongside his fellow geek luminaries from ''WebComic/PennyArcade'' and ''Webcomic/PvP''. He also plays Darkstar (imagine if Wesley was more obnoxious and villainous) in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ultimate Alien]]'', and ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse Omniverse]]''. He also had a recurring role as Dr. Isaac Parrish, a {{Jerkass}} [[TheAce Ace]], [[spoiler:unsuccessful]] astronaut candidate, and Fargo's [[TheRival long time rival]], on ''Series/{{Eureka}}.'' He is also the host of ''WebVideo/{{Tabletop}}'' and its RPG spin-off ''WebVideo/TitansgraveTheAshesOfValkana'', and plays himself as a recurring character in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. In addition, Wil, like his ''The Guild'' co-star Creator/FeliciaDay, has a voice role in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', as the voice of the Robobrain enemy. In ''VideoGame/CodeNameSteam'', he voice-acts UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln. He used to host ''The Wil Wheaton Project'', a show which could be described as ''Series/TheSoup'' for sci-fi/fantasy and geek culture in general, but it was cancelled after a single season. In 2014, he was cast as recurring character Earl Harlan in ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale''.

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He also did a hilarious take on KentBrockmanNews as Richard Burns on ''Radio/GTARadio'', plays [[StrawNihilist Fawkes]] on ''WebVideo/TheGuild'' and was a frequent guest on the [[WebVideo/AcquisitionsIncorporated Dungeons & Dragons podcast]] alongside his fellow geek luminaries from ''WebComic/PennyArcade'' and ''Webcomic/PvP''. He also plays Darkstar (imagine if Wesley was more obnoxious and villainous) in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ultimate Alien]]'', and ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse Omniverse]]''. He also had a recurring role as Dr. Isaac Parrish, a {{Jerkass}} [[TheAce Ace]], [[spoiler:unsuccessful]] astronaut candidate, and Fargo's [[TheRival long time rival]], on ''Series/{{Eureka}}.'' He is also the host of ''WebVideo/{{Tabletop}}'' and its RPG spin-off ''WebVideo/TitansgraveTheAshesOfValkana'', and plays a gleefully evil version of himself as a recurring character in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. In addition, Wil, like his ''The Guild'' co-star Creator/FeliciaDay, has a voice role in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', as the voice of the Robobrain enemy. In ''VideoGame/CodeNameSteam'', he voice-acts UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln. He used to host ''The Wil Wheaton Project'', a show which could be described as ''Series/TheSoup'' for sci-fi/fantasy and geek culture in general, but it was cancelled after a single season. In 2014, he was cast as recurring character Earl Harlan in ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale''.
7th Nov '17 12:27:43 PM MaulMachine
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* RunningGag: Wil has ''horrible'' luck with dice, to the point where thanks to ''Tabletop'' and ''Critical Role'', he is said to be haunted by "The Wheaton Dice Curse." This extended to ''WebVideo/AcquisitonsIncorporated'' as well as his ''own TV show.''

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* RunningGag: Wil has ''horrible'' luck with dice, to the point where thanks to ''Tabletop'' and ''Critical Role'', he is said to be haunted by "The Wheaton Dice Curse." This extended to ''WebVideo/AcquisitonsIncorporated'' ''WebVideo/AcquisitionsIncorporated'' as well as his ''own TV show.''
7th Nov '17 12:27:12 PM MaulMachine
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* RunningGag: Wil has ''horrible'' luck with dice, to the point where thanks to ''Tabletop'' and ''Critical Role'', he is said to be haunted by "The Wheaton Dice Curse."

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* RunningGag: Wil has ''horrible'' luck with dice, to the point where thanks to ''Tabletop'' and ''Critical Role'', he is said to be haunted by "The Wheaton Dice Curse."" This extended to ''WebVideo/AcquisitonsIncorporated'' as well as his ''own TV show.''
15th Sep '17 2:09:21 AM ChrisX
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* TabletopGames: He's currently the [[Pantheon/{{Gaming}} God of this medium]].

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* TabletopGames: He's currently the [[Pantheon/{{Gaming}} God of this medium]].
''really'' good at it.
13th Sep '17 7:48:43 AM Berrenta
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* BaconAddiction: In one episode of ''WebVideo/{{Tabletop}}'', it's revealed that Wil is a patron of "Bacon of the Month" club (which sends him packages of specialty bacon), and that he considers cooking bacon in a microwave to be [[SeriousBusiness a crime against nature]].
5th Jul '17 10:47:41 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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Will Wheaton (July 29, 1972-) is a [[OneOfUs geek]], [[http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/ blogger]], [[http://thebloggess.com/heres-a-picture-of-wil-wheaton-collating-papers/ paper collator]], and actor best known for ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and ''WebVideo/TableTop'' on Creator/GeekAndSundry's Youtube channel.

Born in Burbank, California, he became a full-time actor at the age of 8, scoring small roles and a large voice-acting credit for the classic ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''. Then in 1986, he was cast as the lead in the Rob Reiner movie based on Creator/StephenKing's novella ''The Body'', called ''Film/StandByMe''. This got him plenty of public exposure, enough for him to land the job that he's most known for:

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Will Wheaton (July 29, 1972-) is a [[OneOfUs geek]], [[http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/ blogger]], [[http://thebloggess.com/heres-a-picture-of-wil-wheaton-collating-papers/ paper collator]], and actor best known for ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and ''WebVideo/TableTop'' on Creator/GeekAndSundry's Youtube YouTube channel.

Born in Burbank, California, he became a full-time actor at the age of 8, scoring small roles and a large voice-acting credit for the classic ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''. ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH.'' Then in 1986, he was cast as the lead in the Rob Reiner movie based on Creator/StephenKing's novella ''The Body'', Body,'' called ''Film/StandByMe''. ''Film/StandByMe.'' This got him plenty of public exposure, enough for him to land the job that he's most known for:
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